For Immediate ReleaseJune 02, 2016
Improved economy helps pay down retiree liabilities, invest in infrastructure
San Rafael, CA – Marin County’s two-year budget proposal, which will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on June 7, maintains current services and reflects the Board’s highest priorities. Overall, the budget is increasing by 4 percent for a total of $540 million. Budget hearings will begin at 9:30 a.m. June 20 in the Board chamber at the Marin County Civic Center.
Highlights of the proposed budget include:
Between 2008 and 2013, the County reduced more than $30 million in annual spending and cut its workforce by more than 200 positions, or 11 percent. A track record of fiscal discipline and the ability to reduce unfunded liabilities were primary reasons that all three independent credit rating agencies affirmed the County’s AAA credit rating in 2015.
The budget will be available on the County Administrator's Office Budget Overview webpage. Learn more about the budget on the County’s OpenGov webpage, a platform launched in 2014 to bring the budget process to a new level of financial transparency. Fiscal Year 2016-17 data will be added to OpenGov in July.
After the Board starts its review of the proposed budget on June 20, it will continue the hearing at 1:30 p.m. June 22, also in the Board chamber at the Civic Center. At the end of the June 22 hearing, the Board will vote on the proposed budget for next year.
Bret UppendahlBudget ManagerCounty Administrator's Office
3501 Civic Center DriveSuite #325San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6358Email: Bret UppendahlCounty Administrator website